Hephaestus Fossae nadir view
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Hephaestus Fossae nadir view

June 17, 2009
This image of Hephaestus Fossae was obtained by ESA's Mars Express orbiter on 28 December 2007. The region is dotted with craters and channel systems and lies at about 21°N and 126°E on the Red Planet. Named after the Greek god of fire, Hephaestus Fossae extends for more than 600 km on the western flank of Elysium Mons in the Utopia Planitia region.

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